Thank you to everyone who submitted a card to the August Monochromatic Challenge! You would think that these cards wouldn’t be as exciting, but there were more awesome cards in this bunch than usual! I encourage you to check out the entries when you have some time.
Now for some highlights…
First, this bright and cheery card by Andrea:
There is so much I love about this card that I don’t know where to start. First, her stencil design extends perfectly across three die cut areas. Each area has a circle, and the circles are placed perfectly to seem random (if that makes any sense!). Notice the color of the middle circle matches the bottom die cut area and uses a smaller version of the pattern. And, of course, the bright bee pops on the circle of white. Great job!!
I love clean and simple cards. This one by Hannah is fabulous:
For some reason, I always seem to remember a wedding card at the last minute. Maybe because I haven’t been to many weddings recently. This card is beautiful and easy to put together. I absolutely love the details of the pearls – so clever!
This next card by Sarah is monochromatic, yet it seems much more colorful to the eye:
What struck me most about this card (not to mention how cute those green poison gems are!) was the use of patterned paper. I’ve never used 2 different patterns together, but this looks great with the same color. Most paper packs like this come with multiple patterns for each color. This card is a great example of how to use it!
Next I want to highlight this bunny card by Anita:
I like the layout of this card. I usually put my focal point objects (animals, flowers, etc) on the white part and accent with patterns somewhere else. Anita put them under the bunnies and used white elsewhere. She tied the pattern back in on the sides of the card. Really well done!
Finally, these flower cards by Carol:
Notice that Carol cut out several of the little flowers and popped them up with a pearl. I always forget this technique for jazzing up a flower. A great reminder on how to add beauty to a larger stamp.
Thanks again to everyone who participated. I really enjoy going through all the entries and focusing on why I love them. I’ll be back on Tuesday with the launch of the September Thinking of You Challenge. Enjoy your Labor Day weekend!